|Welcome from the Chair
In the News
Best Wishes to Outgoing
Welcome from the Chair
We have experienced an exciting and historic year here at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy!
The School received a $100 million dollar gift from Fred Eshelman, the largest in the University’s history and the largest ever made to a Pharmacy School in the United States. The gift established the Eshelman Institute for Innovation. The next deadline for submissions of innovations is February 1.
The PharmAlliance was created – a partnership between the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy; the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia; and the UCL School of Pharmacy in the United Kingdom.
An enriched curriculum was launched in Fall 2015. This curriculum offers re-engineered classroom instruction, early and continuous patient care immersion, more opportunities for leadership, and an emphasis on inquiry, innovation, and problem-solving.
These are just a few of the significant happenings at the School. I hope you enjoy reading about our faculty’s part in this historic year.
In the News
|Stephen Eckel was featured in the WNCN report “What’s Next: Exact dosage for cancer drugs.”|
|Ginny Crisp was featured in the article, “UNC Study: Patients Getting Free Meds Take Them as Well as Those Who Pay.”|
|Emily Hawes was a guest on YOUR HEALTH®, discussing “Top 10 Recommendations from a Pharmacist.”|
|Stefanie Ferreri contributed to the Men’s Journal article, “Common Food and Drug Combinations to Avoid.”|
|Kelly Scolaro was featured in this Senior PharmAssist article, “Interventions beyond medications.”|
|Joe Moose and Moose Pharmacy are featured in the Charlotte Observer article,“Rx for reform: NC pharmacists try to boost health and cut costs.”|
|Irene Park and Courtenay Wilson were featured in the article “Wellness Visits Pay the Way for Pharmacists in Medical Practices,” based on their publication in The Journal of American Pharmacists Association.|
|Mary Roth McClurg was interviewed by NCQA concerning the notion of good medicine, bad medicine and what we must do to improve the quality of care in this regard. This interview was written and published in a blog. NCQA also featured her in a live Twitter chat in September. Dr. McClurg will be speaking at Quality Talks 2015 which will be held in Washington, DC this November.|
|Fred Eckel is featured in this advertisement for the 50th ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting.
|Read about the collaboration between Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC), GlaskoSmithKline (GSK), and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy:|
|Heidi Anksorus was awarded the PY3 Instructor of the Year for 2015.|
|Rowell Daniels has been named an ASHP Fellow.|
|Susan Miller is a recipient of the 2015 AACP Master Preceptor Award.|
|Macary Marciniak and Joe Moose received awards at the APhA meeting in March. Joe was presented the Community Pharmacy Excellency in Precepting Award and Macary was presented Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award.|
|Courtney Humphries (former PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident) and Megan Smith (former PGY1 Community Pharmacy Resident and current Community Pharmacy Fellow) were elected to NCAP’s Community Care Practice Forum Executive Committee.|
|UNC Hospitals won their fourth consecutive Best Practices Award from the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Faculty on the award-winning team were: Jamie Cavanaugh, Emily Hawes, Nicki Pinelli, Stephen Eckel, Michel Pignone, Mark Gwynne, and Rowell Daniels.|
|2015 AACP Walmart Scholar Program Recipients|
|Wendy Cox is serving on the University’s Faculty Executive Committee.|
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|Bob Shrewsbury been appointed to the new 2015-2020 cycle of the USP Expert Committee on Compounding.|
|Betsy Shilliday was elected as the ASHP Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners, Director-at-Large (2016-2018).|
|Mollie Scott was sworn in as Director-at-Large of the Executive Committee for the Section of Ambulatory Care Practitioners for ASHP.|
|Carla Powers was awarded the John G. Hood, Sr. Student Award in Practice and Advancement and Clinical Education for 2015.|
|Elizabeth Michalets is serving as Secretary-Treasurer of the Clinical Administration PRN of ACCP.|
|Denise Rhoney received the following awards at the 2015 Neurocritical Care Society Meeting:
|Phil Rodgers was named Chair of the AACP Master Preceptor Selection Committee for 2015-2016.|
Angie Roark, Heidi Anksorus, Robert P. Shrewsbury. Long-term Results of an Analytical Assessment of Student Compounded Preparations. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education Volume 78, Issue 9, 2014: Article 164.
David R. Steeb, Pamela Joyner, Dhiren Thakker. Exploring the Role of the Pharmacist in Global Health. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2014:54:552-555. doi: 10.1331/JAPhA.2014.13251.
Tilton R, Elizabeth Michalets, Delk B, Ramming S. Outcomes Associated with Prothrombin Complex Concentrate for International Normalized Ratio Reversal in Patients on Oral Anticoagulants with Acute Bleeding. Annals of Pharmacotherapy 2014; 48: 1106-1119.
Elizabeth Michalets, Creger J, Shillinglaw WR. Outcomes of Expanded Use of Clinical Pharmacist Practitioners in Addition to Team-based Care in a Community Health System Intensive Care Unit. American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy 2015 Jan 1;72(1):47-53. doi: 10.2146/ajhp140105.
Oramasionwu CU, Bailey SC, Duffey KE, Betsy Shilliday, Brown LC, Denslow SA, Elizabeth Michalets. The Association of Health Literacy with Time in Therapeutic Range for Patients on Warfarin Therapy. J of Health Comm 2014;19 Suppl 2:19-28. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2014.934934.2014.
Lerner EB, McKee CH, Cady CE, Cone DC, Colella MR, Cooper A, Coule PL, Lairet JR, Liu JM, Pirrallo RG, Sasser SM, Schwartz R, Greene Shepherd, Swienton RE. A Consensus-based Gold Standard for the Evaluation of Mass Casualty Triage Systems. Prehosp Emerg Care. Volume 19, Number 2, April/June 2015.
Kathryn Morbitzer, Jordan JD, Denise Rhoney. Vancomycin Pharmacokinetic Parameters in Patients with Acute Brain Injury Undergoing Controlled Normothermia, Therapeutic Hypothermia, or Pentobarbital Infusion. Neurocrit Care. 2015; 22: 258-64.
Torbey MT, Bösel J, Denise Rhoney, Rincon F, Staykov D, Amar AP, Varelas PN, Jüttler E, Olson D, Huttner HB, Zweckberger K, Sheth KN, Dohmen C, Brambrink AM, Mayer SA, Zaidat OO, Hacke W, Schwab S. Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Large Hemispheric Infarction : A Statement for Health Care Professionals from the Neurocritical Care Society and the German Society for Neuro-Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Neurocrit Care. 2015 Jan 21.
Bob Shrewsbury has recently published the third and newest edition of his textbook on compounding, Applied Pharmaceutics and Contemporary Compounding.
Jacqueline E. McLaughlin, Nastaran Gharkholonarehe, Julia Khanova, Zach M. Deyo, Jo E. Rodgers. The Impact of Blended Learning on Student Performance in a Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy Course. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education Volume 79, Issue 2, 2015: Article 24.
Kimberly Lindsey, Betsy Shilliday, Shana Ratner. Pharmacist-Coordinated Multidisciplinary Hospital Follow-up Visits Improve Patient Outcomes. Journal of Managed Care& Specialty Pharmacy Volume 21, No. 3, March 2015. This publication was used as a reference in Transitions of care programs with pharmacists continue to demonstrate benefit.
Nicki Pinelli, Jacqueline McLaughlin, Chen S, Luter DN, Arnall J, Smith S, Mary Roth, Phil Rodgers, Williams DM, Lindsey Amerine. Improved organizational outcomes associated with incorporation of early clinical experiences for second year student pharmacists at an academic medical center. Journal of Pharmacy Practice, June 2, 2015: 0897190015585765 2015
O’Connor SK, Soliman SR, Pamela Joyner. Measuring the impact of a national meeting special session: Change in participant perceptions of rural health pharmacy curricula and effects at home institution. Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2015; 7:546-550.
Kelly Scolaro, Woodyard D, Joyner B, Durham C. Building interprofessional teams. In: Sherwood G and Horton-Deutsch S, eds. Reflective practices: transforming organizations and systems to improve quality and safety. Sigma Theta Tau Press. 2015.
Beck AF, Courtney Bradley, Huang B, Simmons JM, Heaton PC, Kahn RS. The Pharmacy-Level Asthma Medication Ratio and Population Health. Pediatrics 2015 Jun;135(6):1009-17. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-3796. Epub 2015 May 4.
Nicole Pinelli, Clark LM, Carrington AC, Carrington JL, Malinzak L, Patel A. Pharmacist managed diabetes and cardiovascular risk reduction clinic in kidney transplant recipients: bridging the gap in care transition. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2014 Dec;106(3):e64-7. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2014.09.034. Epub 2014 Oct 5.
Carla White, Louis B, Pamela Joyner, Howell DT, Simmons-Yon A, Griffin LM. Pursuing a career in academia: Perceptions of pharmacists and student pharmacists. Curr Pharm Teach Learn 2014; 6(3):449-454.
Mary Roth, Mumper RJ, Singleton SF, Lee CR, Phil Rodgers, Wendy Cox, Jacqueline McLaughlin, Pamela Joyner, Blouin RA. A Renaissance in Pharmacy Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. NCMJ, 2014; 75 (1):48-52.
Michelhaugh SK, Basha M, Denise Rhoney, Shah AK, Sandeep M. Acute or chronic use of lacosamide does not alter its distribution between serum and cerebrospinal fluid. Epilepsia 2015; Aug 7: doi: 10.1111/epi.13111. [Epub ahead of print]
Lauffenburger JC, Denise Rhoney, Farley JF, Gehi AK, Fang G. Predictors of gastrointestinal bleeding among patients with atrial fibrillation initiating dabigatran therapy. Pharmacotherapy 2015;35L560-8
Lauffenburger JC, Farley JF, Gehi AK, Denise Rhoney, Brookhart MA, Fang G. Effectiveness and safety of dabigatran and warfarin in real-world US patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: a retrospective cohort study. J Am Heart Assoc 2015, Apr 10;4(4). pii: e001798. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.115.001798.
Torbey MT, Bösel J, Denise Rhoney, Rincon F, Staykov D, Amar AP, Varelas PN, Jüttler E, Olson D, Huttner HB, Zweckberger K, Sheth KN, Dohmen C, Brambrink AM, Mayer SA, Zaidat OO, Hacke W, Schwab S. Evidence-Based Guidelines for the Management of Large Hemispheric Infarction : A Statement for Health Care Professionals from the Neurocritical Care Society and the German Society for Neuro-Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine. Neurocrit Care. 2015; 22: 146-64.
Lauffenburger JC, Farley JF, Gehi AK, Denise Rhoney, Brookhart MA, Fang G. Factors driving anticoagulant selection in patients with atrial fibrillation in the United States. Am J Cardiol, 2015; 115:1095-101.
Dedrick Jordan, Kathryn Morbitzer, Denise Rhoney. Acute Treatment of Blood Pressure after Ischemic Stroke and Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Neurol Clin., 2015; 33:361-380.
Nicole Pinelli, Sikora AN, Witherspoon LA, Kamakshi Rao, Denise Rhoney. Impact of pharmacy residency research training on residents’ actual versus perceived ability and interest to identify and solve practice-related problems. J Pharmacy Practice, 2015 Jan 29. pii: 0897190014566317. [Epub ahead of print]
Spinler SA, Fanikos J, Denise Rhoney. Answering the Call: The Role of Health-System Pharmacists to Improve Use of Target-Specific Oral Anticoagulants. 2015 Power-Pak CE. Program available at http://www.powerpak.com/course/preamble/111052.
Kathryn Morbitzer, Denise Rhoney, Dummond J, Hull H, Weaver M, Dedrick Jordan, Kelly Sullivan, Emily Durr, Cook A, Hatton J. University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science (UK CCTS) and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) Multi-Institutional Collaborative Grant. Optimizing drug doses to improve outcomes of critically ill patients. MCTSA005,CTSA Consortium Multi-Institutional Collaborative Translational Research Pilot Grant
Landers A, Elizabeth Michalets, DeJong D. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Residency Expansion Grant; 2014 – 2015.
Elizabeth Michalets, Aubrey Rafferty, Sutherland S, Arledge J. American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Practice Model Grant; Pharmacist-Provided Medication Management in Interdisciplinary Transitions (PMIT), 2014 – 2015.
Kathryn Morbitzer, Denise Rhoney, Dedrick Jordan. Augmented renal clearance in hemorrhagic stroke patients admitted to the neurosciences intensive care unit (2015-2016) University of North Carolina School of Medicine Department of Neurology Pilot Grant Fund.
Elizabeth Michalets, Aubrey Rafferty, Kostic B. Improvements in Medication History Outcomes with Student Pharmacists. American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) Annual Meeting; Austin, Texas (October 2014).
David Steeb, Overman R, Sleath B, Pamela Joyner. Global Experiential Education Opportunities at US Schools and Colleges of Pharmacy. 74th International Conference of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), Bangkok, Thailand (September 2014).
Kathryn Morbitzer, Dedrick Jordan, La M, Chiang J, Katherine Sullivan, Emily Durr, Olm-Shipman C, Denise Rhoney. Vancomycin pharmacokinetic parameters in patients with spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ (October 2015).
Kathryn Morbitzer, Dedrick Jordan, La M, Chiang J, Katherine Sullivan, Emily Durr, Olm-Shipman C, Denise Rhoney. Vancomycin pharmacokinetic parameters in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurocritical Care Society Annual Meeting, Scottsdale, AZ (October 2015).
- Management of NeuroEmergencies: What’s Changed in Last 10 Years? Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress, Phoenix, Arizona (January 2015)
- Frequently Asked Questions in the Neurocritical Care Unit. American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Anaheim, California (December 2014)
- Answering the Call: The Role of Health System Pharmacists to Improve Use of Target-Specific Oral Anticoagulants. American Society of Health System Pharmacists, Anaheim, California (December 2014)
- Considerations in Acute Management of Hypertension Following Stroke Brain Attack Conference, Spartanburg, South Carolina (May 2015)
- 7th Annual Stroke Symposium Riverside Medical Center, Newport News, Virginia (May 2015)
- Stroke Systems of Care Symposium Mobile Infirmary Health, Mobile, Alabama (March 2015)
|Tom Angelo, Clinical Professor and Director of Educator Development of the Academy
Dr. Angelo is an internationally recognized expert and consultant on higher education teaching and learning, assessment, and academic/faculty development. He received his Doctorate from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education and for the past 25 years has served at University’s in the United States and abroad. He comes to us from Queens University, where he served as Assistant Provost, Director for the Center for Advancement of Faculty Excellence, and Professor of Higher Education. His best known publication is Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers, 2nd edition, with more than 100,000 copies in print.
|Jerry Heneghan, Professor of the Practice and Director of PharmSim
Mr. Heneghan began his career in the military, and it was during that time he developed an appreciation for the power of simulations. He has focused his career on the development of games and hi-end simulations engines. He is founder and CEO of BioMojo LLC, a new veteran owned small business, focused on the development of medical simulation products. He was most recently the Principal Investigator for the BioGears human physiology engine, Director of HumanSim Product Development and Unreal Engine Government Network Licensing Manager at Applied Research Associates. Mr. Heneghan received an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
|Jennifer Kim, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education (Greensboro AHEC/Cone Health)
Dr. Kim is currently the assistant director of pharmacy education at Greensboro AHEC and Cone Health Internal Medicine. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in 2008 and a pharmacy practice residency at Indian River Medical Center in Vero Beach, Florida. Previously, she has served as residency director of PGY1 and PGY2 programs and clinical pharmacy specialist at Novant Health, clinical pharmacy specialist at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, clinical pharmacy coordinator at Broward Health, and assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Nova Southeastern University. Her area of practice and research is primary care/ambulatory care pharmacy.
|Stephanie Kiser, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Rural Health and Wellness (Asheville campus)
Dr. Kiser received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from UNC in 1992. After serving in the military, she joined Mission Hospital in 1994. Throughout her career at Mission, she served as a medicine inpatient pharmacist and disease management care provider in the inaugural group of pharmacists for the Asheville Project; a preceptor; and the executive director of community health and benefit.
|Jordan Masterson, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education (Mission Hospital)
Dr. Masterson received her Doctor of Pharmacy from UNC in 2012. She completed a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Mission Hospital in 2013, and then joined Mission as a Clinical Pharmacist. She is a board certified pharmacotherapy specialist. She is involved primarily with precepting introductory and advanced hospital practice experiences at Mission.
|Kathryn Morbitzer, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education (UNC Hospitals)
Dr. Morbitzer received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Wayne State University in 2013. After completing a PGY1 residency in Pharmacy Practice at MUSC Medical Center and SC College of Pharmacy in 2013, she joined the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy as a Neurocritical Care Pharmacotherapy Academic Fellow. After completing her fellowship this summer, she accepted a position with UNC Hospitals as a Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Pharmacy Specialist.
|Mary Roth, Associate Professor
Dr. Roth comes to us from the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. Over the last several years, she has served the School as Interim Director of the Office of Assessment, Director of the Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment, and Executive Director of The Academy. She has been involved in coleading the design, implementation, and evaluation of the new PharmD curriculum and the School’s development of the 2012-2017 Strategic Plan.
|Amanda Savage, Clinical Instructor (Asheville campus)
Dr. Savage joined us last Fall in the role of part-time clinical instructor in PCL at the Asheville campus. In May 2015, she came on board as a full-time instructor. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UNC in 2003. She has 11 years of staff and supervisory pharmacy experience, working with CVS Pharmacy in Asheville, Village Pharmacy in Leiceister, and Kim’s Pharmacy/Kim’s Compounds and Wellness in Waynesville.
|Kristen Szempruch, Assistant Professor of Clinical Education (Vidant Health)
Dr. Szempruch received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy. After graduation, she completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN and a PGY2 Solid Organ Transplant Pharmacy Residency at the UNC Hospitals. She is serving as a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Transplant Services at Vidant Medical Center, where she cares for kidney transplant recipients in the outpatient and inpatient setting.
|David Steeb, Clinical Assistant Professor and Director of Global Engagement
After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Miami in 2009, Dr. Steeb came to UNC and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In 2013, he developed and became the School’s first Global Engagement Fellow. During his fellowship, he assisted in initiating the Global Pharmacy Scholars (GPS) program which provides pharmacy students with the opportunity to do an international rotation in Australia, England, Japan, Malawi, and Moldova.
- Sam Eberwien, Campbell University
- Bijan Mekoba, Howard University
- Patricia Roberts, Ohio State University
- Erin Turingan, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Duke University Health System
- Mary Durham, University of Kansas
Wake Forest Baptist Health
- Alexandra Lloyd, Samford University
- Mac Ovenell, Oregon Health & Science University
- Anna Bieniek, Midwestern University
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency Program
- Desiree Gaines, Wingate University
- Laura Rhodes, Palm Beach Atlantic University
Walgreens – Chapel Hill
- Hannah Renner, St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Walgreens – Asheville
- Jeannie Ong, Midwestern University – Downers Grove
- Breanna Sunderman, University of Iowa
Realo Discount Drugs
- Ryan Templeton, Virginia Commonwealth University
Brame Huie Pharmacy
- Jordan Ballou, Campbell University
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency Program
- Chelsea Phillips, East Tennessee State University
Community Care Plan of Eastern Carolina
- Alicia Watkins, University of Utah
Office of Strategic Planning and Assessment
- Antonio Bush, N.C. State
Office of Professional Education
- Jackie Zeeman, UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Best Wishes to Outgoing
Daniel Forrister left the School on July 31, 2015. He is now an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacotherapeutics and Clinical Research at the University of South Florida in Tampa.
Amanda Johnson left the School on June 30. She is working with UNC Hospitals and will be serving the School as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Education.
PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residents
- Anna Armstrong, Clinical Pharmacist, Kroger Pharmacy
- Samantha Arrants, Staffing/Clinical Position, Realo Discount Drugs
- Josephine Cheng, Legacy Health PGY2 Transitions of Care Resident
- Danielle Harris, Clinical Coordinator, Walgreens – Asheville
- Harskin Hayes, Clinical and Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, ApotheCorp
- Nicole Pezzino, Assistant Professor, Wilkes University
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
- James Montgomery, PGY2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Resident, University of Pittsburgh
- Courtney Bradley, Assistant Professor, High Point University
- Kathryn Morbitzer, Business Intelligence and Data Analytics Pharmacy Specialist, UNC Hospitals
- Halena Leah Sautman, Program Manager, 340B Compliance, Memorial Regional Hospital, Miami, Florida
- Liz Hess, ISMP Safe Medication Management Fellow, Pennsylvania
- Jamie Mann, Clinical Manager-Central Inpatient Pharmacy, UNC Medical Center
- Daniel O’Neil, Assistant Director of Pharmacy Operations, WVU Medicince
- Jimmy Paarlberg, Inpatient Pharmacy Supervisor, Salem VA Medical Center
- Grayson Peek, Coordinator – 340B Administration and Revenue Management, Dept. of Pharmacy, Duke University Hospital
- Joanna Robinson, Inpatient Operations Manager, University of Kansas Medical Center